Slothful

  • 1Slothful — Sloth ful, a. Addicted to sloth; inactive; sluggish; lazy; indolent; idle. [1913 Webster] He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. Prov. xviii. 9. [1913 Webster] {Sloth ful*ly}, adv. {Sloth ful*ness}, n.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2slothful — index idle, inactive, indolent, lax, lifeless (dull), negligent, otiose, remiss …

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  • 3slothful — c.1400, from SLOTH (Cf. sloth) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Slothfully; slothfulness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4slothful — indolent, faineant, *lazy Analogous words: *inactive, inert, supine, passive, idle: slack, remiss, lax, *negligent, neglectful: *slow, leisurely, deliberate, dilatory, laggard Antonyms: industrious Contrasted words: * …

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  • 5slothful — [adj] lazy comatose, dallying, dull, idle, inactive, inattentive, indolent, inert, lackadaisical, laggard, lagging, languid, lethargic, lifeless, listless, loafing, passive, procrastinating, slack, slow, sluggish, snoozy*, supine, tired,… …

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  • 6slothful — [släthfəl, slōthfəl; ] also [ slōthfəl] adj. characterized by sloth; indolent; lazy slothfully adv. slothfulness n …

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  • 7slothful — [[t]slo͟ʊθfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is slothful is lazy and unwilling to make an effort to work. [FORMAL] He was not slothful: he had been busy all night. Syn: idle …

    English dictionary

  • 8slothful — adjective fatigue made him slothful Syn: lazy, idle, indolent, inactive, sluggish, apathetic, lethargic, listless, languid, torpid; archaic otiose …

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  • 9slothful — sloth ► NOUN 1) reluctance to work or make an effort; laziness. 2) a slow moving tropical American mammal that hangs upside down from branches using its long limbs and hooked claws. DERIVATIVES slothful adjective. ORIGIN Old English, from SLOW(Cf …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10slothful — adjective Date: 15th century inclined to sloth ; indolent Synonyms: see lazy • slothfully adverb • slothfulness noun …

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  • 11slothful — slothfully, adv. slothfulness, n. /slawth feuhl, slohth /, adj. sluggardly; indolent; lazy. [1350 1400; ME; see SLOTH, FUL] Syn. sluggish; inactive, torpid, slack. See idle. * * * …

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  • 12slothful — adjective Lazy; inactive; sluggish; indolent; idle; tending to sloth …

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  • 13slothful — Synonyms and related words: ambling, apathetic, bone lazy, cadging, cautious, circumspect, claudicant, crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, deliberate, dilatory, do nothing, doless, dronish, drony, easy, easygoing, ergophobic, faineant,… …

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  • 14slothful — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. sluggish, lethargic, indolent; see lazy . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. lazy, indolent, idle, shiftless, lacking ambition, unenterprising, sluggish, lethargic, listless. ANT.: energetic, ambitious, *go getting III… …

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  • 15slothful — sloth|ful [ˈsləuθfəl US ˈslouθ ] adj formal lazy or not active >slothfulness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16slothful — sloth|ful [ slouθfəl, slaθfəl ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY lazy …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17slothful — sloth·ful || sləʊθfÊŠl adj. lazy, slow, sluggish …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18slothful — a. Lazy, idle, inert, sluggish, indolent, dronish, inactive, lumpish, supine, torpid, slack …

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  • 19slothful — adjective formal lazy or not active slothfully adverb slothfulness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20slothful — adj 1. lazy, idle, indolent, sluggard, slug gardly, faineant, do nothing, otiose; unindustrious, unenterprising, unambitious, nonaggressive; listless, Dial. limpsy, lackadaisical, insouciant, pococurante, easy going; slack, lax, remiss, negligent …

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